Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Artists Join The Gallery

It's been a busy couple of months - starting in February, we replaced two openings created when Diane Ahrendt and Beth O'Mahony decided to move on to new beginnings. Willy and Kris Paul, husband and wife from Lake Oswego, accepted our offer to exhibit their art with us. Kris works in naked raku and Willy prints black and white photography on metal. We first saw Kris' ceramics in the 2010 Portland Open Studio show and she introduced us to Willy's work.

In March, we added Rae Campbell, a fused glass artist from Tigard, and Sue Jensen, a Portland painter who works in encaustic, acrylic and collage. Rae is already offering classes at the gallery on Sunday afternoons - each class is a separate lesson resulting in a finished product. Sue served as President of Local 14 in 2010 and brings her talents as an artist and an organizer - we felt so fortunate to have all four of these local talents choose to be a part of Art On Broadway.

Now in April, we have expanded even more. Nanette Davis, Myla Keller and Paul Mathenia of Beaverton, and Stephen Kekule of Cedar Hills are now a part of our group of eighteen. Several of our members knew Nanette from 2008 Portland Open Studios; she works in fiber - hand-dyed silks and papers - creating exquisite scarves, and unique baskets and wall hangings. Myla's exhibit of large abstract acrylics burst with color and use bold geometric shapes and strong emotional lines; Paul's representational acrylics depict traditional subject matter painted with great skill and confidence; and Stephen's meticulous "urban landscapes" are visual tales encouraging the viewer to become a part of the storytelling.

What a wonderful group of artists now make up our membership! Stop by and take some time to appreciate the diversity, skill, and visual artistry of this talented group. We're proud of Art On Broadway and we hope the Greater Portland community will feel the same way.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Show on Broadway in Beaverton

We are so lucky to have a Broadway address - when it comes to announcing a new opening, we can refer to "on Broadway" and it gives instant attention to the event. That said, we couldn't be happier to invite everyone to "Why Waste A Good Planet?," our next show at Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 SW Broadway in Beaverton. An evening reception to celebrate new work will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This show is a tribute to the planet Earth - its beauty and its creatures - and our need to keep it safe; it features local artists Chris Helton and Joe Pogan. Chris easily moves from one medium to another and she clearly shows her skills with this exhibit of the same scene repainted in three different materials - watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.

Joe is known for his exceptional ability to create wildlife from discarded metal. Ordinary mismatched spoons become feathers; a cluster of nails becomes a nest; screws, keys, bolts, coins cover the surfaces of his birds and fish - no two exactly alike.

We hope you can join us for complimentary wine and refreshments, and a chance to visit with all the artists in our gallery. Mark your calendars now. This show will continue through April 30. The gallery is now open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art On Broadway Partners with Cat Adoption Team

The Cat With The Pearl Earring by D. Sanson
Our March 5 reception will be a fundraiser for the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood. Carlton Cellars will conduct wine tasting, and there will be raffles for wine and cat-themed gift baskets, along with some cat-friendly artwork for sale.

Artist Joni Mitchell and her husband, Bob Ewing, are active supporters of CAT and rescued all five of their family of cats through the organization. One of their family members, Princess Odie, is Miss December for the 2011 CAT calendar and will be in attendance throughout the evening.

Hours for the reception have been extended at the request of CAT; guests can stop by between 5 and 9 p.m. and enjoy complimentary refreshments and a chance to visit with member artists.

The gallery has four new artists this month with fresh and exciting artwork. Kris and Willy Paul from Lake Oswego offer naked raku ceramic sculpture and black/white photography on metal; Sue Jensen of Portland introduces encaustic painting to the gallery; and Rae Campbell of Tigard brings wonderful fused glass artwork to our space.

Vincent Van Cat by D. Sanson

Linda Baker, Chris Helton, Sue Jensen, Gretha Lindwood, Kris Paul, Bruce Ulrich, and Donna Sanson all created some cat friendly artwork for the event. The imagery should warm the hearts of all cat lovers. We hope you will join us for a fun evening.

Madame Catisse by D. Sanson